72 Hour Post Processing Challenge #699

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This is a photo from recent trip to Monterey California.

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The challenge will end Saturday September 25 at 11:00 AM UTC-7

The jpeg is here https://www.dropbox.com/s/skcdfnipabway02/_8020057.JPG?dl=0
The Orf is here https://www.dropbox.com/s/yxxojj1wpg9z9kg/_8020057.ORF?dl=0


Post-Processing Challenge Rules
  1. The Challenge Master provides an image or images to be "improved" upon by way of post-processing, as well as a closing date for entries.
  2. Entrants are to post their entries, visible in this thread, at a resolution of 1000 to 1600 pixels in the longest dimension, prior to the closing date.
  3. Each entrant is allowed two entries in the Challenge.
  4. At the close of the Challenge, the Challenge Master will select a Winner and Runners-up.
  5. The Winner of the challenge is honored as the Master of the next Challenge.

Notes:
  • Images provided by Challenge Masters must be their own. They are posted solely for the purpose of this Challenge; not to invite critique or criticism nor for other uses. If Entrants post their entries at a photo sharing site, they should credit the owner of the original image.
  • "Improve" is a subjective term, and may include many creative ideas, as well as traditional "fixing". The Challenge Master agrees that Entrants may make any changes they deem fit in their entries.
  • Entrants are strongly encouraged to share the tools and techniques used for their entries, however this is not a requirement for entry.
  • Compositing is allowed, provided the use of the donor image does not violate any licensing or copyright restrictions.
  • As we all know, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. The Challenge Master is encouraged (but not required) to state the criteria used to decide upon a Winner. While we may not all agree with the result, the Challenge Master's decision is final. Please refrain from posting adverse comment.
  • If the Winner is unable to post a new Challenge within five days, the honor passes to the next Runner-up.
 

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Exposure handled in Adobe Camera Raw via two smart objects, one for the sky and far headland, the other for the sea and foreground. Some HSL adjustments for the sea and foreground. I was investigating a crop to make the offshore rock covered with birds more evident when I discovered ... the squirrel. How much did you pay it? Peanuts? Anyway, I could hardly leave it out so I moved it, all 79 or so pixels of it –– makes an interesting companion to the bird.

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Highlights, shadows and sky colour correction in Lightroom. Boosted foreground saturation, warmed and added a border in Photoshop.

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B/W adjustments via Nik Siver Efex

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Beautiful shot. I didn't think that I could improve on the original (and I know I haven't). I edited the raw file in DxO PL4 then tweaked in Elements as usual.

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opened it thinking to do something artsy or abstract but didn't go that way lol
 

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Entry #1 Lovely image. ACR, Elements and DeNoise
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Entry #1: Dodging and burning, straighten, colour grade - all in Photoshop

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Entry #2: Convert to BW, Dodge and Burn, Vignette and Grain - all in Photoshop
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Entry #2: Applied Fuji Sensia 100 film emulation (DxO FilmPack 5) to entry #1.

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this time only dt witout gimp...
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